Other NJ News

May 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launching a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits. The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity. Also in effect, two ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy emerged from his self-quarantine Tuesday wearing not one but two face masks. Last week, despite testing negative for COVID-19, the governor entered a self-quarantine when a family member confirmed they had contracted the virus. His office said he was entering a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for tonight until Noon on Thursday.  Temperatures will stay below or near freezing, and the cold air will meet up with a system moving from west to east. Light snow will start in mid-evening and is expected to ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of Monday, New Jersey has administered 1,037,657 vaccine doses - passing the 1 million mark with 24 days to go until the anniversary of the first reported coronavirus case in the state. Thus far, 224,237 people have received second shots, numbers Gov. Phil Murphy and other ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Phil Murphy has declared a State of Emergency beginning January 31 at 7pm ahead of the winter storm. Order No. 218 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Outraged over the District's sudden decision to not reopen Montclair schools, parents and students gathered outside of Edgemont School on Monday. Montclair schools were scheduled to reopen for hybrid in-person instruction on Monday, however, after Superintendent Jonathan Ponds ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday he expects the progress made so far in the state’s vaccine rollout to be given a much-needed push forward by the Joe Biden administration once the President-elect is sworn in on Wednesday. So far, the state has had to reckon with delays in the arrival ...

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NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week. Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new executive order will mean sweeping changes for the way teachers and students are evaluated for the 2020-2021 school year. Gov. Phil Murphy, who has long said this isn’t a normal school year due to COVID-19, announced the changes during a Monday press conference on pandemic ...

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NEW JERSEY — Be sure to remember scout’s honor when seeking a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey. Roughly 300 locations, including as many as six mega-sites, will rely on the honesty and goodwill of residents in its mission to vaccinate the 1A priority group: frontline healthcare workers, law ...

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NEW JERSEY – United Van Lines has released the company’s 44th Annual National Migration Study, revealing in 2020, Americans continued to move westbound and southbound – and the COVID-19 pandemic factored into and accelerated many of those decisions to move. According to the study, which tracks ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey officials visited University Hospital in Newark on Monday morning as healthcare workers received their second doses of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. A similar effort to inoculate frontline workers throughout the Garden State brings the number to roughly 100,000 inoculations ...

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NEW JERSEY — Hours after administering the first COVID-19 vaccines in New Jersey long-term care facilities during a ceremony in Old Bridge, Gov. Phil Murphy called on residents to reign in the New Year with caution. “This is not the year for a wild New Year's Eve party,” Murphy said during a ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Part of the Amazon fulfillment center based in Robbinsville will be closed temporarily after several workers tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).  Following recent routine testing of employees, several in the sorting center, known as PNE 5, not the main warehouse (EWR 4) ...

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NEW JERSEY — Months of back and forth appear to be over with Congress expected to pass a $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package to help an economy in dire straits - with businesses crushed by the pandemic and families struggling financially. The agreement, like the first, would include checks of ...

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NEW JERSEY — A day after New Jersey made history with its first COVID-19 vaccines in Newark, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that it is no time for residents to stop taking preventative steps. “Yesterday was a historic day, a day for optimism with some of our health care heroes receiving the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter that New Jersey's first COVID-19 vaccines will be administered on Tuesday morning, Dec. 15 at University Hospital Newark. The governor plans to be there, along with NJ State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, Dr, Shereef Elnahal, president of ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported that New Jersey had its first-ever day with more than 6,000 positive COVID cases. Murphy updated the latest state figures late Sunday morning: 6,046 new positive cases 368,016 cumulative cases 16 new confirmed deaths 15,485 total ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The news is out, the Mondelez bakery factory in Bergen County is considering a move out of town, or are they? "This is the beginning of the process," said Laurie Guzzinati, Senior Director, Corporate & Government Affairs North America Mondelēz Global LLC out of East Hanover.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers is leading a clinical trial that aims to assess the combination of three drugs’ ability to treat people 21 or older who are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. The trial is testing to see the efficacy of nitazoxanide, ribavirin and hydroxychloroquine in ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported that the number of new COVID-19 cases again approached 4,000 in New Jersey on Saturday.  The governor posted on Twitter that there were 3,924 new positive cases, raising the state's cumulative total to 330,275 cases. He also reported 24 new confirmed ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The surge of coronavirus cases across the country has prompted Gov. Phil Murphy not to release this week’s coronavirus travel advisory based on its current criteria. However, he strongly advised individuals to refrain from nonessential interstate travel and to still self-quarantine ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented on New Jerseyans since March, claiming loved-ones, putting families in financial ruts and set to change the fabric of the holiday season to come.  With three days to go until Thanksgiving, Gov. Phil Murphy shared resources for those feeling ...

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NEW JERSEY — Indoor gatherings will be subject to new capacity limits in New Jersey starting Tuesday - the most aggressive steps Gov. Phil Murphy has taken in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.  As of Tuesday, no more than 10 people may gather indoors (includes indoor entertainment ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported on Sunday that New Jersey has recorded its highest daily COVID-19 case totals since the pandemic began in early March. Murphy tweeted that the state had 4,540 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, which brings New Jersey's cumulative total to  279,274 and 18 ...

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NEW JERSEY — A significant set of COVID-19 rollbacks will take effect in New Jersey starting Thursday in the form of indoor dining curfews and ban on interstate indoor youth sports travel. After weeks of high case figures, Gov. Phil Murphy affirmed Monday that “the second wave is here.” The ...

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NEW JERSEY — Five days after Gov. Phil Murphy suddenly left a briefing in Camden County over concerns of having the coronavirus, he said this afternoon he has not been symptomatic and tested negative four times since last Monday. First Lady Tammy Murphy, who entered a ...

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BLACKWOOD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, First Lady Tammy Murphy, entered a voluntary self-quarantine Wednesday afternoon after a senior staff member - who the governor was in close proximity to Saturday - tested positive for coronavirus.  Murphy unexpectedly left a press briefing ...

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